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News . . .

**Registration has now closed for 70 Mile Yard Sale vendors who wish to have their venues in the printed booklet.**  Deadline was Monday August 24.

Note, however, that late registrations can be made at $ 10 each.  Late registrants still receive a yardsale kit; however, the details of this registration are, we’re afraid, too late to be entered into the Official Booklet,. Late registrations are nevertheless appreciated for their support of our Not-For-Profit community organization.  Thank you!  

New Name . . .

Our Centre has a new name! Formerly known as the “Plough the Waves” Centre, our “Wood Islands Welcome Centre” reflects better our position as the first place visited after arriving by ferry from Nova Scotia.

Our Welcome Centre is home to the Wood Islands and Area Development Corporation — a Not-For-Profit community organization who owns and operates the Welcome Centre including the Wood Islands Lighthouse (tours and gift shop); a community room complete with full kitchen available for your special occasions; and a community Liquor Store Agency.

Joining us here at the Welcome Centre is a provincial Visitor Information Centre;  and an “all-you’ll-ever-need” candy and ice cream store,  We are the Trail Head (Mile 0) of the Confederation (Trans Canada) Trail where you can enjoy a short, tranquil hike (or bike ride) in any season.

Welcome to Wood Islands and to Prince Edward Island — the “Birthplace of Canada!”

This summer’s book to enjoy!

“SALTWATER ROAD, Tales of Travel on the Northumberland Strait” by Marian Bruce is currently for sale at the Wood Islands Agency Liquor Store, at the Wood Islands Lighthouse and on the ferries running between PEI and Nova Scotia. The book is also available in many book stores and other locations around the island as well as being purchased on-line too. Go to:

Island Studies Press through UPEI

Business opportunities:

Our newer and beautiful heritage-themed facilities immediately off the Wood Islands ferries provide a ready-made marketing opportunity for entrepreneurs.  In our replica train station, we might like to see a “food truck style” (minus the food truck);  OR a great “take- away” fish and chip spot;  OR or a great coffee / baked goods/ artisan breads / healthy soups and sandwiches; OR a Fresh Market (for campers tourists and locals); OR a little artists co-op; OR whatever YOUR great business idea proposes. Know that more than 50,000 visitors come to our Centre every year off the ferry.  To discuss your venture and how we might help, contact Audrey at (902) 940-4784, or email us at wiadc@woodislands.ca   WIADC welcomes all expressions of interest and is particularly seeking businesses supporting our mandates of building a sense of community and providing local employment;  and are conducive with our guiding principles and strategic plan.  We are happy to discuss these with you.


TAOIST TAI CHI beginner classes at Wood Islands Welcome Centre are nearly done now for this season (April to July 2015).  Many thanks to volunteer instructors Kevin and Pat Smith for sharing these gentle, soulful, and health-improving lessons with our community.  Our teachers have intention to reconvene in the fall, and I can highly recommend Tai Chi  to anyone seeking “wellness.”  Watch this web site for more information at a later date.  

Kevin and Pat explain: Taoist Tai Chi is notable at the physical level in promoting a full range of motion, in extended stretching and flexibility, and in the relaxed turning of the waist and the spine. The movements engage the whole physiology of the body; including the tendons, joints, and their connective tissue, while relaxing and harmonizing the mind.

The Wood Islands Instructor volunteers are dedicated to bringing beginning classes to eastern PEI, so that the many benefits of Taoist Tai Chi are available to all those who would like to experience them. Practiced regularly, Taoist Tai Chi cultivates both body and mind to restore and/or maintain good health for our lifetime. Our combined efforts are aimed at making these benefits better known, and understood, in order to promote physical wellness and mental well-being, in our community.

Come to the ‘Open House’ or for any and all questions please don’t hesitate to send an email to woodislands.pe@taoist.org and we will respond with a reply and an encouraging word.



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